About Queen Alia, it says
'It was this strain and the arrival on the scene of a beautiful young public relations officer, Alia Toukan at Amman airport that finally ended the marriage (to Princess Muna). Hussein was in love with another woman and made no secret of the fact.
There was no rancour involved in the separation from Muna. Hussein who accepted responsibility for the divorce, made certain that Muna was well cared for.
She was given a palace in Amman - where she still lives with her parents, together with a house in Washington and a generous allowance as settlement. The only condition that Hussein imposed on her was that she should never talk about their relationship.
Many believe that Hussein's third marriage was the first true love match in is life. Lisa Halaby, of course, had yet to enter the picture.
The romance with Alia was truly a whirlwind one and Hussein lost no time in proposing to the striking beauty. 'He was like a little boy with a new toy' said one friend of the family. ' He wanted to show Alia to everyone and toured the length and breadth of Jordan by car and helicopter to ensure that everyone should see his conquest.'
'He was bowled over by Alia's beauty' said a Jordanian journalist. 'You could see he was moon-eyed, quite obsessed with the woman.' The two were clearly deeply in love when they were married on the following Christmas Eve. Alia bore Hussein two children, a princess Haya, and a prince, Ali. They adopted a baby girl, Abir, who had been orphaned in an air crash. It was on a February evening in 1977 that Hussein, waiting at the airport to meet Alia, was told that her helicopter had crashed in a desert sandstorm and there were no survivors.
Hussein was plunged into a black depression after Alia's death. Alia's death affected him greatly. In his anguish, Hussein turned to his ex-wife Princess Muna, and her family and spent many tearful hours with them before plunging himself back into the affairs of state.
Significantly, the Jordanian's themselves admit that the great national love for Alia only took place after her death in such tragic circumstances.'